The Colors of Embers in the Fire...

“But I have always thought that these tulips must have had names. They were red, and orange and red, and red and orange and yellow, like the ember in a nursery fire of a winter's evening. I remember them.” ― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

My lighting in the studio is bad. Terry has fixed it since this was taken.  But I think you can see where this painting is headed.  It is full of joy and bursting with colors... the colors of embers in a fire.  This is the feeling of color and celebration I want. Not the fire but the depth of those brilliant colors in a field of blooming tulips. 

For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. Psalm 71:5